Food was excellent. Service (his name was Rod) was extremely excellent. I would recommend their flatbread (makes a great appetizer also), the shrimp and grits, and the blackened catfish. They also have a nice selection of beer.
The food was bland, nothing special about it, and certainly not reminiscent of New Orleans. The bloody Mary’s on their website are no longer available. Very disappointing brunch. Service was ok and the beignets were good.
Love Nola on the Square’s location and inside ambiance. It was an all around wonderful experience; Jeffrey was a great waiter, fantastic food, and the live entertainment was awesome! We will be back!
Great Cajun food. Music was a little too loud. Should have asked for a table in the back.
Service was very good and the entrees were delicious. Unfortunately, the beignets to cap off the evening were very poor. They were hard and overdone. The waiter did take one order off the bill which was appreciated.
Restaurant had a distinct order of BO, it actually smelled like New Orleans. The entree came out very late and was wrong twice, had to send back and it still wasn’t right. Waitress said she took off some for the hassle, but nothing was reduced or taken off of the bill. Overall very disappointed in this restaurant. Red beans and rice was good as was fried green tomatoes, but nothing else was worth going back.
We had a wonderful experience with our waitress Jessica. We look forward to going another night for date night soon. The restaurant was very accommodating and Jessica went above and beyond what we typical receive as a reaction to an unusual food allergy. We really appreciated her! The food as usual was outstanding!
Great location, terrific service and awesome food!!
Valentine’s Day dinner
A little overpriced, but service was great! Drinks were excellent
Came here for vday. Promptly seated and service was wonderful. The food was presented well and also tasted great ! We will definitely be back.
We went to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Our meals were excellent and the atmosphere was very relaxed. The BBQ oysters were amazing!
I had made reservations on open table. I had requested a table in the bar area even though I knew I probably wouldn't get one but our reservations were for 5:30 which was early but it was Mardi Gras. Our friends arrived before us and they sat them way in the back dining room when there were empty tables in the front area. When we checked in and they took us to our table I asked why we were seated way back in the back dining room since there were empty tables. She told us they were reserved. Well, I had reservations. I did let her know I wasn't happy about it. Not 5 minutes later she came back and said that a table was available in the front area. Why not seat us there to begin with. You cannot reserve particular tables at the restaurant you can just make a reservation. So we had to gather up all our drinks, water glasses and utensils and take them with us. Poor judgement on the hostesses part.
It was Mardi Gras and they were slow and I waited an hour for an alligator app. The manager had multiple visible breakdowns and refused to manage the situation. It was an extremely poor experience, given it was a big day for the restaurant, you’d think they would be better prepared.
The food has went downhill since Nola’s opening and the menu was limited. They used to have a great selection!
Awesome fried gator! Good cocktails, service and food. Will most certainly be back. Oh and those ricotta dumplings were so yummy.
While we indicated on the Open Table reservation that we were celebrating a special occasion, either the hostess missed this detail or the information was not transmitted to the restaurant. A minor detail.
Bumping up against the beginning of Mardi Gras, I was excited to enjoy authentic low-country food in a lively atmosphere. The live music was fun and not over the top. Nice touch. The atmosphere is great, and I must say the service was excellent. But the establishment misses the mark if it wants to be your home for cajun cooking in Pittsburgh.
What I longed for though were dishes like Shrimp Remoulade or Crawfish Etouffee. Fish Creole or Chicken Espangnole. Or, more blackened, anything. While there are dishes like Shrimp and Grits or one version of Jambalaya with Shrimp, a little more creativity with authentic ingredients from the South would be welcome. Gumbo with Crawfish comes to mind.
My Catfish was done well, not overcooked and the sauce was excellent. We left having a satisfying meal but not an inspiring one.
The food was okay but did not wow me.
Our food was outstanding! Our waiter, Evan, was top notched.
Every time we come to Pittsburgh we come here! Love it!
Great atmosphere! Wide variety of cocktails and menu items. The service was insanely quick. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for something a little different.
Not very good.
Always a great go-to place for New Orleans inspired cuisine in Pittsburgh with an vibrant atmosphere.
Had the Cajun Catfish! Awesome !
Great service and the food was excellent. Very loud at the bar, making is difficult to hear even louder conversations. I'm assuming if you came to dine, you'd want to be in the other room. We came with a group and it was a great atmosphere, but the bar area was probably not the best for catching up.
Ordered the cous cous from the vegan menu (which I appreciate immensely). Very tasty. But, I requested little to no olive oil, and it came drenched in olive oil. Very good, but staff not adept at modifying for health requests.
My server didn’t communicate specials when I visited on 1/27/18. Had to overhear from another server.
Great food as usual. I really enjoy Nola’s for business meetings. The food is good and the service is quick.
I absolutely always love the atmosphere here. The desserts are enough to keep you coming back. That and the live music and how could I forget the proactive service? The manager came to our table several times to check on us. I absolutely recommend their happy hour menu. Also their fried green tomatoes is a staple.
We went to hear sax player Tony Campbell who was fabulous!
Although we specifically requested a table near the music through OpenTable they wanted to put us in the back. Fortunately a table in front opened up just as we were about to leave and we claimed it. So we had a great evening, but almost didn't.
We went to NOLA for the music and for the "Restaurant Week" special. Our dinner and the service (in the back room of the restaurant) was unremarkable - except for the delicious salad, and disappointing overall. After dinner, we went to the bar to continue drinking and listening to the fabulous music. I like hanging out at the bar at NOLA and ordering munchies, but I don't think I'll ever have dinner there again - because there are better options very close by.
Food was delicious! The Safe were friendly and very attentive.
Food was very good, but service could have been a little more relaxed since the restaurant was not crowded and the table did not need to be turned over. The server was polite and efficient but we felt a little rushed in the food service.
Decided to dine at Nola Saturday just prior to the Playoff game on Sunday. A great choice on the Square. Their Flat-breads are spectacular and The Alligator Bites were scrumptious. The food is New Orleans Cajun style so you expect any dish to have some heat, which it did. Each appetizer had a different flavor so each was sampled and we could not have been more pleased.
The service was excellent the food was excellent and the atmosphere warm, friendly and inviting. Next time in Pittsburgh I will visit Nola again.
Had a wonderful dinner with great friends. Food was delicious amd different from our normal fair! Service was excellent and the environment was very enjoyable!
Went on a birthday lunch outing with a friend. We were in and out in less than 50 minutes which is important when you are just on your lunch hour. The waitress was friendly and very attentive. Great lunch prices for the amount of food you get. I was pleasantly surprised. We will definitely be back.
Service was fantastic. Food came very quickly, our waitress was super, and the manager let us hang out for an hour or more after dinner because we had time to kill and it was freezing outside. However, the regular menu item that my wife ordered had to be modified, because they didn't have the correct pasta in stock (?). To be fair, they did offer us free dessert to make up for the boo-boo, so it wasn't all bad. I'd eat Cajun food out of my shoe, so no complaints here.
We went to NOLA on the Square on our wedding anniversary, which was also New Year's Eve. What a lovely, fun time. There was live music by the door - those guys must have been freezing, because it was so cold out and the door kept on opening. But they didn't show it. No room for dancing, unfortunately, but lots of people just standing around grooving. We sat in a quiet, warm place for our dinner, which was delicious. The server was friendly and considerate of my many food allergies. We will return again!
Being a New Orleans native I had high hopes for authentic Cajun cooking. NOLA is very good but not like quite like the real thing.
The gator bite appetizer is a joke, it consists of tiny pieces of meat with a very tasty batter that is fried. Gator bites from New Orleans or Flordia are much bigger pieces of the alligator.
My wife and I both had the Jumbalia. I found the jumbalia to be very good. The jumbalia's seasoning was mildly spicy with a nice flavor, but missing a bit of the real New Orleans eclectic flavor palette.
The beer variaty is vast. Mixed drinks were very tasty costing about $10 each.
Very good food, but service was not up to the same quality as the food.